How to update to Windows 10 21H1 or later?

How to update to Windows 10 21H1 or later?

Microsoft has started the automatic rollout of the 21H1 update, or May 2021 Update, to Windows 10. The company is making the update available to its users in phases. Users can activate the update in these three ways. In this blog I will explain how you can get started.

1. Via the built-in Windows 10 update mechanism

21H1 or later updates to Windows 10 are always available by downloading them manually from Windows 10 updates. Press update in the Windows 10 search bar.

Windows update settings

Under Windows updates, select the latest update and then select update and restart.

restart required windows 10 update

2. Updating Windows 10 via the Update Assistant

Browseto ->

Select: update now, open and activate this download and follow the wizard.

Windows 10 update assistant
Download W10upgrade

3. Update Windows 10 via Windows 10 installation media creator tool

Navigate to -> -> Select download tool now.

To get started, you first need a licence to install Windows 10. Then you can download and run the media creation utility.

Download Windows 10

Select media: USB flash drive, DVD or an ISO file.

Create installation media Windows 10
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Media creation tool W10

Updating and restarting

Windows 10 latest update 21H1

Via Endpoint manager

In this blog I will explain how you can roll out Windows 10 updates to all Windows 10 devices.

Semi-annual channel

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